Commitment/mission
Struggle for a new everyday life
K1
2017
Activities
Information
Projects
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Name
General information
Year
The Archive of Actions
2007 -
Specification
Summary
All everyday actions have a subversive and socially critical potential
Description
The work with the Archive of Actions was initiated in November 2007 in Umeå. In the project Kanslibyrån has performed actions in everyday life. The Archive is now containing 513 actions. Each action has been planned and documented, with the aim to build a collection of performed actions in which Kanslibyrån examine what does and doesn’t fit in today’s society.
The bureau creates situations that distinguish themselves as other than normal. Subtlety and humbleness are important qualities in the work and the scene is public areas: the urban space, public institutions, media etc. as well as personal and intimate spaces: The home, the studio or the own body.
Documentation
Kanslibyrån is politically and religiously independent.
The bureau commits itself to counteract ingrained norms and conventions and to work in a democratic and philanthropic spirit.
Kanslibyrån is an activist group and an institution created by Per-Arne Sträng and John Huntington. The bureau was founded in 2007 and operates both nationally and internationally.
www.kanslibyran.se
E-mail
kontakt@kanslibyran.se